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'Magic Bullet' Antibody Can Suppress AIDS Virus

Health news<p>A targeted immune system molecule can help control the AIDS virus, offering a new tool for people infected with the deadly virus.<p>Researchers have tested the so-called monoclonal antibody in patients and found one infusion could control the virus for a month – potentially freeing patients …

All Systems GO

<i>Getting Go, the Go Doc Project</i> is a new gay indie that's now available on digital and on DVD August 5. Starring Tanner Cohen (<i>Were the World Mine</i>) …

Gay club advert sparks controversy in Kazakhstan

An advert featuring an image of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and Kazakh composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly kissing has sparked widespread complaint in Kazakhstan.<p>The poster – which features the two of the region’s most prominent 19th century cultural figures – is designed to promote a gay club in …

Wingnut begs people to stop buying Girl Scout cookies because they promote “future lesbians of America”

<b>(Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar / CC BY 3.0)</b><p>Kevin Swanson would like you to know that selling Thin Mints will earn your daughter her Lesbian Badge<p>Jenny Kutner<p>March 6, 2015 9:11pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this week, religious right pundit and full-blown wingnut Kevin Swanson begged his listeners (for at least the …

Inside the Met’s Secret Gay Art Collection

If there was any doubt that New Yorkers would flock to make a homoerotic lap around one of the world’s preeminent art institutions, it was swiftly …

National Portrait Gallery

If My Family Knew Any Of This, They Would Kill Me. I Mean Literally Kill Me.

Why being LGBT in Cairo is worse today than it was under Islamist rule.<p><b>By Bel Trew</b><br>Art by Mahmoud Khaled<p><i>The men who are circled in these photos are</i> …

Newly Approved HIV Therapy Will Genetically Modify Patients' Stem Cells

A promising HIV therapy that involves a patient's own stem cells has won approval to be tested in people. It's one of several experimental treatments that are trying to quash the virus.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to a very small, early-stage clinical trial for a …

Immunotherapy

White House open to lifting transgender ban

President Barack Obama is open to allowing transgender Americans to serve in the military, the White House said Monday.<p>“I can tell you that the president agrees with the sentiment that all Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve and for that reason, we here at the White House …

Food Network's Guy Fieri Officiates 101 Gay Weddings in Miami

A grand wedding ceremony for same-sex couples took place at the James Royal Palm Hotel this past weekend.<p>A mass wedding for 101 same-sex couples took …

Jeb Bush to meet with anti-gay activist who thinks LGBT rights could lead to a new Holocaust

<b>(Reuters/Rebecca Cook)</b><p>GOP presidential contender set to meet with anti-LGBT extremist Tony Perkins tomorrow<p>Luke Brinker<p>February 26, 2015 3:22pm (UTC)<p>That Jeb Bush is the putative "moderate" in the Republican Party's 2016 presidential field says far more about the ever-rightward movement of the …

California lawyer proposes punishing homosexuality by shooting people in the head

<b>(GJones Creative via Shutterstock)</b><p>The state received a proposal that would make acts of sodomy punishable by death, along with a check for $200<p>Bryn Lovitt<p>March 3, 2015 9:46pm (UTC)<p>Despite the fact that criminal sodomy hasn't been allowed in California for years and that laws regarding the subject …

The History-Making Gay Kiss: ‘The Fosters’ Features the Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever

Teenage love—it’s hormonal, complicated, and makes for great television.<p>On Monday night, ABC Family’s <i>The Fosters</i> featured a kiss between 13-year-olds …

TV

Ala. Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, a decision that flies in the face of numerous rulings by federal judges in Alabama and other states across the country who have said banning gay marriage violates the U.S. …